In last night's Europa League quarter-final first legs, veteran striker Raul scored twice for Schalke but they still lost 4-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao, who eliminated Manchester United in the previous round.
Portuguese team with the astute manager will be no pushover for Di Matteo's side, writes Sam Wallace
Sporting Lisbon 1 Manchester City 0
Richards' delight at second chance after admitting he was not a Capello favourite
Nikola Zigic has received the backing of Birmingham manager Chris Hughton and team-mate Keith Fahey following his costly penalty miss in Birmingham's 1-0 Europa League defeat in Braga.
Manager's appointment expected today as Abramovich triggers buyout clause
Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas wrote his name into the history books by lifting the Europa League before moving quickly to insist that neither he nor his star players will be leaving the club this summer.
Braga's home stadium is known as the Quarry and the least fashionable of Portugal's three Europa League semi-finalists will be trying to dig out another narrow win tonight to reach their first European final.
The Portuguese Football Federation have dismissed reports Nani was sent home from the World Cup for reasons other than a shoulder injury.
Portugal suffered a major injury blow today after it was announced winger Nani would play no part in the World Cup after damaging his collar bone.
Arsenal will look to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they take on Porto for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
Sporting Lisbon 3 Everton 0 (Sporting win 4-2 on aggregate)
Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed the club have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon about the possibility of signing defensive midfielder Miguel Veloso.
Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has been appointed as the new head coach of Portugal.
The former president of the Portuguese football club Benfica appeared before Westminster magistrates' court in London yesterday and could be extradited to Portugal to face fraud and document forgery charges relating to mismanagement of the team's finances.
Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is to undergo ankle surgery in Amsterdam today.